Ngāti Rangi staff stand up to support the need for healthy homes - Ngati Rangi

Ngāti Rangi staff are showing their support in a call for positive change through the Healthy Families initiative being run by Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority. The Ministry of Health identified ten communities, including Whanganui, to be part of the initial roll out after being identified as having higher-than-average rates of preventable chronic diseases (such as diabetes), higher-than-average rates of risk factors for these diseases (such as smoking), and/or high levels of deprivation.

Funding for Healthy Families NZ allows providers to:

-            Establish and build a local health promotion workforce

-            Support communities to find local solutions to local needs

-             Roll out a range of programmes that provide skills and support for families to achieve better health

-            Support prevention partnerships within their communities (eg, with government, non-governmental organisations, businesses and community members)

-            Support health promoting early childhood services, schools, workplaces and communities

-            Tailor health messaging to local circumstances and needs

For more information about the programme give Te Oranganui a call on 06 349 0007 or follow their Healthy Families Whanganui Rangitikei Ruapehu programme Facebook page here